When South Africa take on Bangladesh today in the 2nd T-20 of the series, they have the opportunity to cement their place in T-20I history. A win against the Tigers will give the Proteas their third consecutive series whitewash across the formats this tour, they’ll become the first team to achieve this milestone against touring oppositions.
The match has other importance to its name. This will be Potchefstroom’s first T20 International, and also South Africa’s 100th T20 International since the inception of the format back in 2005. Today’s stand-in captain JP Duminy leading the run-scoring list with 1696 runs and Dale Steyn is the highest wicket-taker with 58.
Proteas batsman, Farhaan Behardien talked about his side: “We play to win every game. We want to have a clean sweep and not give Bangladesh a sniff before they travel back home. After this we go back to our franchises for the CSA T20 Challenge so it will be important to finish the international season on a high before the Indian series next year.
Behardien concluded by saying, “Our new coach Ottis Gibson has brought some fresh ideas to the team. There are no limits, there isn’t anything that we can’t do, be it batting or bowling, the sky is the limit. We have been playing really well. We have given some youngsters opportunities and tomorrow is another opportunity to showcase their talent.”